Safety standards - at high levels

Bramidan balers are developed and manufactured with the baler operator in mind. The user of the baler must be protected through all aspects of the operation.

Our machines are made Safe by Design

We develop and produce our balers to comply with the highest European standards. The latest safety standard EN16500 prescribes a very high safety level for all essential functions of vertical balers.

Which Safety Points are essential?

The EN16500 describes in details how vertical balers shall be produced to obtain the highest level of safety. In relation to the CE marking this includes the following safety points:

Which Safety Points are essential?

The EN16500 describes in details how vertical balers shall be produced to obtain the highest level of safety. In relation to the CE marking this includes the following safety points:

1. No operation with open door

Door switch must be tamper proof, to prevent operation with an open door. That is why you must open and close the filling door after each cycle.

EN16500 Safety Standard_man filling cardboard into Bramidan baler

2. Double-checked malfunction

The door switch prevents operation with open door. But, for example if the door switch breaks, the control unit works as backup. In this way any malfunction is double-checked and activation of the press plate denied.

EN16500 Safety Standard_tamper proof door switch on Bramidan baler

3. Strong spindle for controlled opening

The baler must be made in a way to prevent the lower door from opening too fast, which could cause injuries. Therefore, the baler has a strong spindle for steady and controlled opening.

EN16500 Safety Standard_spindle used for safe opening of baler door

4. Safe ejection of finished bale

The two-hand operation must be placed on the side of the baler. In this way you stand in a safe position with at good overview when the finished bale comes out of the chamber.

EN16500 Safety Standard_two-hand operation placed on side of baler

5. Safe two-handed operation

The bale must be ejected by pushing two buttons exactly at the same time and is not to be tampered with (accuracy Δ t 0.5 sec).

EN16500 Safety Standard_two handed operation for safe bale ejection

6. No risk of bale tumbling

The speed of bale ejection onto the pallet or floor must be controllable. To avoid a full height bale turning over more than 90 degrees when it is ejected.

EN16500 Safety Standard_ejection mechanism inside yellow Bramidan baler

7. Lowest possible noise level

Noise level must be reduced to the lowest possible level.

Bramidan balers have the lowest noise levels on the market.

EN16500 Safety Standard_low noise level of Bramidan baler 59-60 dB

New European Safety Standard - EN16500

In spring 2015 a new European safety standard for vertical balers was released. It is called EN16500 and prescribes a very high safety level for all essential functions of the baler.

I use this baler to compact cardboard. It's easy and it's safe. I feel nothing can go wrong.

— Mr Hans Lautrup, Sales Assistant, Rema 1000

Hans Lautrup Rema 1000 in front of Bramidan baler

For experts

Levels of PLr (Performance Level)

PLr defines the ability of the safety-related parts of a control system to perform a safety function under conditions, which can be foreseen.

For experts we have described the PLr levels for the control system in details here.

Graphics of Levels of PLr_Performance Level

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